It is not too hard to update the scripts. The trick is to set up the site the way you like and resist any further mod add-ons less you break it.
I am not sure if it is the best CMS out there. I know word press is very popular. Joomla I just could not grasp but then again drupal took a while too. Then 7 came out and it got much easier. Still a lot of leg work tweaking the site. Likely is over kill but my old site is a static hand written HTML site coded back in 2005.
Hard to add decent content or link managment and such.